nVidia driver with Xorg 7.3?

Florent Thoumie flz at xbsd.org
Fri Sep 14 07:26:44 PDT 2007

Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> "Scott I. Remick" <scott at sremick.net> writes:
>> Anyone tried the current nVidia-driver with the new X.org 7.3? I heard 
>> that there was a general (non-FreeBSD-specific) incompatibility, but just 
>> saw that 7.3 was now in the ports system.
> It's broken.  Apparently the X.org drop uses a new ABI.  [Thanks for
> the note; I wouldn't have fully tested my upgrade otherwise.]
> I guess I'll be dropping back to the open-source "nv" driver for now.
> Mssr. Thoumie: could you add a warning to the UPDATING entry?

Thanks for reminding me, will do in a second.

You have to make sure the Composite extension is disabled and start Xorg 
with startx -- -ignoreABI.

Nvidia will be releasing a compatible driver shortly.

Florent Thoumie
flz at FreeBSD.org
FreeBSD Committer

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